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Swimming in winter

Cold Therapy/
cold plunge

One of Kansas City's only full body cold plunges. Available 7 days a week, showers available to use before or after
Plunge kept about 50 degrees



SINGLE Cold Therapy

Choose a meditation to go with your cold plunge, cool shower before getting in

Book a single Cold Therapy session any day of the week


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Single Sauna Session

Enjoy up to a 1-hour Infrared sauna session

Book a single Infrared sauna session any day of the week

Membership*: $21.25


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Single Contrast Therapy

Choose a meditation to go with your cold plunge, cool shower before getting in

Book a single session for a cold plunge and Infrared sauna combination


Benefits of Cold Therapy

Cold plunges, also known as cold water immersion or cold baths, involve immersing the body in cold water for a short period. This practice has gained popularity in recent years, especially among athletes and individuals seeking various health benefits. Here are some potential advantages of cold plunges:

  1. Improved Muscle Recovery: Cold plunges are believed to reduce muscle inflammation and soreness. Athletes often use cold water immersion as part of their recovery routine to alleviate muscle fatigue and enhance overall recovery after intense workouts.

  2. Enhanced Circulation: Exposure to cold water can stimulate blood flow and improve circulation. This increased circulation may help with the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to various parts of the body, promoting overall cardiovascular health.

  3. Mental Alertness and Mood Enhancement: Cold water immersion has been associated with a release of endorphins, leading to an improved mood and increased alertness. The shock of cold water can act as a natural stressor, triggering the release of neurotransmitters that contribute to a sense of well-being.

  4. Calorie Burning and Weight Management: Cold exposure can activate brown fat, a type of fat that burns calories to generate heat. While the impact on weight loss may be modest, regular cold plunges, coupled with a healthy lifestyle, may contribute to overall weight management.

  5. Boosted Immune Function: Some studies suggest that exposure to cold water may enhance the immune system's function by increasing the production of immune cells. Regular cold plunges might contribute to a stronger immune response.

  6. Improved Sleep Quality: Cold water immersion, especially when done in the evening, may promote better sleep. The drop in body temperature after a cold plunge can signal the body that it's time to rest, potentially improving sleep quality.

  7. Skin and Hair Health: Cold water can constrict blood vessels, reducing swelling and the appearance of puffiness. Additionally, cold water may contribute to healthier skin and hair by closing cuticles and pores.

  8. Stress Reduction: Cold plunges may act as a form of stress relief. The exposure to cold water triggers the body's stress response system, and over time, individuals may experience improved resilience to stressors.

It's important to note that while cold plunges offer potential benefits, individuals should approach them cautiously, especially those with certain medical conditions. Consulting with a healthcare professional before incorporating cold plunges into a routine is advisable to ensure it is safe and suitable for individual health conditions.

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What is contrast therapy

Contrast therapy, also known as hot-cold therapy or fire and ice, involves alternating between periods of exposure to hot and cold temperatures. This therapeutic technique is commonly used for various health and recovery purposes. The alternating temperatures are believed to have different physiological effects on the body, leading to potential benefits. 

It's important to note that while contrast therapy is generally considered safe for many individuals, it may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with certain medical conditions. Individuals should consult with healthcare professionals before incorporating contrast therapy into their routines, particularly if they have cardiovascular issues, skin sensitivities, or other health concerns.

how to begin cold therapy

Starting cold plunging can be a refreshing and invigorating addition to your routine, but it's important to approach it with caution, especially if you are new to cold exposure. Here are some recommendations to help you get started with cold plunging:

  1. Consult with a Healthcare Professional: Before incorporating cold plunging into your routine, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, consult with your healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on whether cold exposure is safe for you.

  2. Start Gradually: Begin with 15 second cold showers and move into longer exposure times. Start with water that is cool but not too cold and gradually decrease the temperature over time as your body acclimates.

  3.  Consider using swimwear or wetsuits to minimize heat loss when getting into the cold plunge for the first time.

  4. Stay Hydrated: Cold exposure can increase the body's need for hydration. Drink water before and after cold plunging to stay properly hydrated.

  5. Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to how your body responds during and after cold exposure. If you experience discomfort, numbness, or other adverse effects, stop and warm up immediately.

  6. Practice Controlled Breathing: Focus on controlled breathing during cold exposure. Deep, slow breaths can help manage stress and regulate your body's response to the cold.

  7. Warm Up Properly: After cold plunging, warm up gradually. Use a towel and let the body self regulate  to avoid rapid temperature changes, which can be stressful for the body.

  8. Consistency is Key: Like any wellness practice, consistency is important. Start with shorter sessions and gradually increase the duration as your body adapts.

  9. Know the Risks: Cold exposure is not suitable for everyone, and there are risks involved, especially for individuals with certain health conditions. Be aware of the potential risks and contraindications before starting cold plunging.

  10. Avoid Alcohol and Stimulants: Refrain from consuming alcohol or stimulants before cold exposure, as they can affect your body's ability to regulate temperature.

  11. Consider Professional Guidance: If you're uncertain about how to start cold plunging safely, consider seeking guidance from a qualified professional.

Remember that individual responses to cold exposure vary, and what works for one person may not be suitable for another. If in doubt, seek guidance from a healthcare professional to ensure that cold plunging is a safe and beneficial practice for you.

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